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O'Pears Concert, Art Exhibit, & Community Lunch
Sun, 14 May 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
The O’Pears are a Toronto-based contemporary folk trio made up of Lydia Persaud, Jill Harris and Meg Contini, three songwriters who weave stories that stir the spirit and capture the timeless character of folk music. Like Those Nights, their debut album, captures soaring harmonies and a seamless blend, evoking the profound intimacy of Nick Drake, the sister-like blend of The Staves and the dynamic harmony of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Live performances turn the loudest venue into the warmest house concert, with their endearing, unabashed personalities balancing the intimate sincerity of the songs. They recently performed to high acclaim at festivals such as Summerfolk, Great Heart Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, garnered radio play across Canada, including CBC, and have been featured live with Royal Wood, Good Lovelies, Michelle Willis, and Coco Love Alcorn. Each band member a distinctly talented musician with a stand-alone voice, style, and stage presence, when these three come together it is breathtaking. A striking mix of tight a cappella and rootsy instrumentation, their music explores lessons learned about love and loss through the eyes and hearts of young Canadian storytellers. The O’Pears continue to bring a strong, honest voice to the modern female perspective. Tickets are $20, children under 12 years old free. This event is a fundraiser for Kingston Road United Church for needed maintenance and repairs.
To celebrate our pear theme, we have a special guest, visual artist Karen Leslie Hall! Karen is a Beach resident, who specializes in many different styles, and has an impressive collection of pear paintings! An exhibit of her artwork will be shown before and after the O'Pears show.
Lastly, we will be providing a box lunch at 12:00 that celebrates all things 'pear'! Included will be a gourmet sandwich, small salad, dessert, and your choice of beverage. Join members of the Beach community for a tasty lunch and mingling before the concert for a wonderful afternoon of food, friendship, art, and music! Box lunch $15.
This event has been rescheduled from April 23rd due to a scheduling conflict.